Brief Position Summary: The Sailing Club Coach shall provide coaching services to the Middlebury College Sailing Club and attend and supervise all practices and competitions, including travel to and coaching at regattas and assisting club members with their sailing technique to the end of improving their sailing ability.
Coordinate racing practice 4 days per week -Write practice plans, season curriculum and team goals -Conduct chalk talks and strategy lessons
Convene or attend bi-weekly team meetings
Direct training drills on the water -Organize and run practice races and team scrimmages
Organize weekend regattas -Assign sailors to weekend regattas
Coordinate weekend travel arrangements in collaboration with student leaders
Work with student leaders to organize and direct the Stuart Walker Regatta; Serve as Race Committee chair to execute a successful trophy level regatta
Weekend coaching at away regattas -Travel with A Team racers to top scoring events in New England
Facilitate team growth and improvement -Serve as outside authority figure and mentor to students -Work with top racers to hone their skills and become more competitive in higher level regattas -Teach fundamentals of racing to new team members to develop their abilities and confidence
Assist team in planning the spring break training trip, and provide coaching on the trip
Assist the club leadership in budget administration
Assist the MiddView Trips Team to train sailing trip leaders and provide oversight to sailing trips
Education Bachelor's Degree Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledgable in current best practices for on-water coaching and risk management; student organization advising; club administration; Student development
Extensive personal sailing experience
At least 2 years coaching experience, preferrably at the collegiate level
Current First Aid and CPR certifications
US Sailing Small Boat Coaching (Level I at minimum) Preferred:
US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Trainer
Physical Demands Sailing is a physically demanding activity, requiring lifting of heavy objects, work in extreme weather conditions, and in and around water.
Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening: Criminal Background Check
Middlebury is committed to hiring a diverse staff and faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.
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